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Commemorative events for Holocaust Memorial Day

23 January 2017 @TeesUniNews

 

Teesside University is set to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) with a programme of talks, seminars, exhibitions and screenings.

Students pictured during their study trip to Poland
Students pictured during their study trip to Poland

Hosted by the University’s School of Design, Culture & the Arts, HMD will take place on Friday 27 January, once again coinciding with the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

HMD is a time for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered or who have had their lives changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, with the aim of reminding us all to use the lessons of the past to inform our lives today.

Events will take place in the University’s The Curve building from 11.00am to 3.00pm. The programme includes:

• 11.30am to 12.00pm, commemorative Service with Teesside University chaplain Reverend Tessa Stephens (Room T1.10)

• 12.00pm to 12.30pm, lunch (T2.02/03)

• 12.30pm to 1.15pm, keynote speech from Chris Webb, a leading expert on the Holocaust and UK Director of the Holocaust Historical Society, followed by screening of a student film (T1.10)

• 1.30pm to 2.15pm, break-out sessions led by staff and students from the University’s History department. The subjects are The Impact of War (T1.10); Migration & Multicultural Societies (T1.07); Representation & Commemoration (T1.02)

• 2.30pm to 3.00pm, event close by Barry Coppinger, Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.

Mark Handscomb, Senior Lecturer in Online Journalism at Teesside University, recently returned from a four-day study trip to Krakow in Poland with a group of 22 students studying History, Journalism, Film and Television Production, Graphic Design and Creative Writing.

We organised this study trip as it offers a unique learning experience for the students

Mark Handscomb, Senior Lecturer in Online Journalism

He said: 'We organised this study trip as it offers a unique learning experience for the students. By that I don’t mean by visiting Auschwitz or Schindler’s Museum, I mean by creating unique opportunities for the students to meet Holocaust survivors who offered the students private access to a unique city.

'It is an extraordinary time, as Europe is facing a lot of change and the value of this trip is that it introduces students to a completely different culture and the chance to experience one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.'

More information about the event can be found here.

Places must be booked by contacting Jade Whittaker in the University's School of Design, Culture & the Arts on arts@tees.ac.uk or 01642 384290.

Mark Handscomb, Senior Lecturer in Online Journalism sent this report back from Poland.


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